Turn Your Favorite Quote Into Wall Art With Transfer Paper

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Redesign by Prima. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever tried a DIY that didn't go well? This can be super frustrating, and most of you may want to throw it away. Well, there’s a better options, consider repurposing that DIY! Let me show you how I used a rub-on transfer to salvage a canvas painting.

When I created the Ombré Wall Art in our living room, there were supposed to be two canvases side by side! Sadly, the first one didn't turn out as good as the second, so I stored it.

Now I'm dusting off that old wall art and applying one of my favorite bible quotes, using a word transfer to cover some of the imperfections and spruce up our boring entryway wall.

I was so happy when I found these decor transfers by Prima because they offer INSTANT results and take no time to apply which is great for my ‘nap time’ DIY’s! Here’s how you can create this look!

Step 1: Paint Canvas

Chose your desired color scheme and paint your canvas. Make sure the colors you select don’t compete with the color of the transfer letters, you don’t want them to blend into one another. After selecting the colors, allow it to dry. You can check how I created my ombre wall canvas here .  

Step 2: Position Transfer Sheets on Canvas

My Quote came on three separate transfer sheets. I kept the white backing on & I placed these sheets on top of my canvas to get an idea of how I wanted to position them. Play around with left, right, and center positioning to get better idea of where you’d like the placement of your quote on the canvas.

Step 3: Apply First Transfer Sheet to Canvas

Now, you know exactly where you want each sheet positioned, it’s time to remove the white backing one sheet at a time and rub the transfer onto your canvas.

NOTE: Do not remove the backing to all layers at once. They could accidentally connect with one another and the letters may transfer to other sheets, making it unusable. 

I suggest you remove the backing on the first sheet placing it in your desired position on the top of the canvas. Then, firmly rub over each letter with the transverse stick and slowly remove the plastic covering.

In some cases, the letters may stick to the clear film. Stop removing the plastic covering and press it back down. Firmly rub the stick over the letters once more and again peel back the plastic covering.  That should resolve the issue. 

Step 4: Apply Second Transfer Sheet to Canvas

Before positioning the transfer sheet, ensure that the letter spacing is even between the letters from the first sheet and the one you are about to apply. Then, follow the procedure explained in the step above.

Step 5: Apply Third Transfer Sheet to Canvas Connecting Letters

With many custom quote transfers, you will find a word divided between two transfer sheets. In this case, the alignment of the transfer sheets is crucial in blending the words together. 

Here, the word “Hope” has been divided between the two bottom sheets. You have to align the word's bottom in the third transfer sheet on the top of that word in the second transfer sheet you have already applied. After aligning the words, follow the procedure already explained in the steps above. 

Step 6: Final Check

Lastly, ensure that all of the letters are transferred to the canvas. I prefer rubbing my pointer finger over all the letters to smooth them out and ensure the transfer is secured to the canvas.



Congrats! You have successfully turned your favorite quote into wall art with Redesign Decor Transfer paper. This process is so simple and gives instant results. I love it and hope you do too! Hang your new wall art in your room and enjoy!!

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  • Janis Janis on May 24, 2020

    I cant find prices to order a saying like that. And what size canvas are you working with? Do u have to buy in bulk with the company that sells the print words?

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  • Katrina Katrina on Jun 06, 2020

    Beautiful thanks for sharing this with everyone

  • Karen Karen on Jun 07, 2020

    Lovely I am going to try one myself have a perfect place to hang it. Thank you for sharing!!